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100 Best Opera Classics [6 CD]  Music

Posted by jhawd at Aug. 29, 2009
100 Best Opera Classics [6 CD]

100 Best Opera Classics [6 CD]
EMI Classics, 2007 | XLD Rip | FLAC, CUE, Logs | 6 CD's, 2 Gb @ Rapidshare
James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Luciano Pavarotti, Kathleen Battle - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (2005)

James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Luciano Pavarotti, Kathleen Battle - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (2005)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 128 min | 7,55 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese | Recorded: 1991

It would be hard to imagine a better performance of Donizetti's comic masterpiece. If there was one role that ideally suited Luciano Pavarotti's voice and stage personality, it was Nemorino, the impoverished and not-very-bright peasant who worships the village's prettiest and richest young woman from a distance, is swindled by a traveling vendor of "miracle" medicines, but wins her hand by dumb luck. The story has comedy, pathos, and a put-down of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde (or at least the Tristan story) written long before Wagner composed it.

The New York Times Essential Library: Opera  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at April 8, 2016
The New York Times Essential Library: Opera

Anthony Tommasini, "The New York Times Essential Library: Opera: A Critic's Guide to the 100 Most Important Works and the Best Recordings"
ISBN: 0805074597 | 2004 | EPUB | 336 pages | 2 MB
Abdrazakov, Dyka, Petrenko, Noseda, Metropolitan Opera - Borodin: Prince Igor (2014)

Abdrazakov, Dyka, Petrenko, Noseda, Metropolitan Opera - Borodin: Prince Igor (2014)
Bluray-rip 720p | Audio: Russian | Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean | Run time: 192 mins | 4.46 GB
AVC, MKV 1280x720 (16:9) 29.97fps, 2614kbps | AC3, 48000Hz, 6ch, 640kbps

Dmitri Tcherniakov’s acclaimed new production of Borodin’s Russian epic—the opera’s first Met staging in nearly a century—stars Ildar Abdrazakov in the title role of the tormented prince who leads his army against the Polovtsians. The stellar all-Russian-language cast also includes Oksana Dyka as his wife, Yaroslavna, Anita Rachvelishvili as Konchakova, Sergey Semishkur as Igor’s son, Vladimir, Mikhail Petrenko as Prince Galitzky, and Štefan Kocán as Khan Konchak. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the Met’s vast musical forces in this colorful score, which includes the celebrated Polovtsian Dances.
Abdrazakov, Dyka, Petrenko, Noseda, Metropolitan Opera - Borodin: Prince Igor (2014)

Abdrazakov, Dyka, Petrenko, Noseda, Metropolitan Opera - Borodin: Prince Igor (2014)
Full BluRay 1:1 | BDMV | 1080i MPEG-4 AVC @ 21997 kbps; 29,970 fps | 03:12:07 | 43.24 GB
Audio1: Russian DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3132 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio2: Russian LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Genre: Classical | Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean

Dmitri Tcherniakov’s acclaimed new production of Borodin’s Russian epic—the opera’s first Met staging in nearly a century—stars Ildar Abdrazakov in the title role of the tormented prince who leads his army against the Polovtsians. The stellar all-Russian-language cast also includes Oksana Dyka as his wife, Yaroslavna, Anita Rachvelishvili as Konchakova, Sergey Semishkur as Igor’s son, Vladimir, Mikhail Petrenko as Prince Galitzky, and Štefan Kocán as Khan Konchak. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the Met’s vast musical forces in this colorful score, which includes the celebrated Polovtsian Dances.
A 20th Century Opera Collection - Sergei Prokofiev - L'Amour des Trois Oranges - Nagano

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953): L'Amour des Trois Oranges - Kent Nagano - Ópera de Lyon
Opera | Early 20th Century | 2CD | EACRip | APE+LOG+CUE | Covers | RS.com | 462MB
Label: Virgin | Year of release: 2006 | DDD
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Leo Delibes - 3 amazing versions of his very best opera: Lakmé
Classical, Opera | EAC APE+CUE | 6CD/1.5GB | RS.com

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Ton Koopman - Buxtehude: Opera Omnia V (Vocal Works 2) (2008)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 6, 2018
Ton Koopman - Buxtehude: Opera Omnia V (Vocal Works 2) (2008)

Ton Koopman - Buxtehude: Opera Omnia V (Vocal Works 2) (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:30:58 | 713 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Challenge Classics | Catalog: CC 72244

Danish-German composer Dietrich Buxtehude has an extensive output of vocal music in addition to his far better known canon of organ music. The vocal music is more obscure in that it is such a mixed bag. The oratorios he wrote have gone lost, many pieces relate directly to the organ music in a way that is difficult to divine now and some of the sacred concertos he composed are less than compelling, written for afternoon lunch concerts and not meant as "serious" music.

Paolo Conte - The Best Of Paolo Conte (1998) (Repost)  Music

Posted by Domestos at May 22, 2018
Paolo Conte - The Best Of Paolo Conte (1998) (Repost)

Paolo Conte - The Best Of Paolo Conte (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 425.71 Mb | 1:14:32 | Scans included
Jazz-Pop, Chanson | Country: Italy | Label: CGD East West

Paolo Conte's music is hypnotic. Though I hardly understand a word of Italian, the combination of Conte's voice, rendition, melodies, and arrangement is spellbinding. My 12 year old son calls it 'deep music'. All in all, it is not as easy listening as 'Aquaplano' (one of Conte's albums) but ultimately at least as rewarding. The collection includes 'Sparring Partner' that my son and I played over and over during the first few weeks that we owned the CD. It was literally addictive. 'Via con me', 'Boogie', and the classic 'Max' are equally attractive. Other tracks, such as 'Ho ballato di tutto' require a bit more careful listening before they draw you in, and they will. This collection is a very good introduction to Paolo Conte's works. Highly recommended.

OPERA VIVA  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Barvaz at May 19, 2018
OPERA VIVA

OPERA VIVA by Bruno Baudissone
Italian | 2017 | ISBN: n/a | 367 pages | PDF | 33.3 MB